Blast from the Past. At Daily Kos on this date in 2012—Rick Scott on Medicaid expansion: If I can't steal it, Florida does not want it:
|Before Rick Scott was elected governor of Florida, he was implicated in one of the biggest Medicare fraud cases in history. Scott was CEO of Columbia/HCA when it was fined $1.7 billion and found guilty of swindling the government. Later, Scott invoked the Fifth Amendment 75 times in a 2000 deposition in a later civil case.
Well, Scott is out of the business of defrauding the federal government of funds for health care, but he is now in the business of depriving Floridians of federal funds dedicated to helping them get better, or any, health care at all. In a way, Scott is still doing what he was doing. But for less direct profit now.
Maybe that's why Rick Scott is saying no to Medicaid expansion.
On today's Kagro in the Morning show, Greg Dworkin rounds up new jobs numbers, the insane hijacking of a Cochran press call, Republicans increasingly in sync with Rand Paul on foreign policy, and Carly Fiorina is astroturfing to nobody. WND's Joseph Farah makes the latest GunFAIL compilation. The House quietly deletes the requirement that Members and top staff report free travel on their financial disclosure forms. Details of Maine Gov. Paul LePage's multiple visits with "sovereign citizen" nuts, as the cross-pollination between the religious right and old-school nutcases is already on the rise. WaPo's report on the "men's rights" convention last week.